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Morning News Watch
snowy roads cause plenty of slide – offs

The Lake Area got the snow .. but Columbia and Boone County got the accidents. As much as 3 – inches of snow was measured at some places at the Lake of the Ozarks .. with about an inch in ...Read More

business – 50 is open ‘for business’

As promised, Cole County’s Business – 50 road project is complete. The multi – million dollar work added three lanes to Business – 50 through Apache Flats. The project includes a center turn lane and sidewalks to better take care ...Read More

cole county’s haz-mat team leads the prep for ebola

First Responders dressed out in ‘spacesuits’ run through the procedures as if a Mid-Missourian had come down with Ebola. Yesterday’s drill ran paramedics, police and firefighters along with HazMat team members through the scenario … Cole County Emergency Response Team ...Read More

cole county’s presiding commissioner has some advice for the new guy

‘You better watch your spending’ .. that’s the advice from Cole County’s Presiding Commissioner to his successor … Marc Ellinger says a little spending now can equal a lot down the road. Marc Ellinger didn’t run for a third term. ...Read More

the flu cleans out one mid-missouri school

There will be no school jn Newburg today…or tomorrow. School officials are shutting the buildings down to the flu. About 20 percent of the district’s teachers are home sick, while student absentee levels are approaching 20 percent. The district has ...Read More

help eric struemph beat columbia’s mayor!!

You still have time to help us help the needy with the KWOS One for One Holiday Food Drive today at Capitol Plaza Hotel. Your donations of food and cash will help JC Mayor Eric Struemph knock off CoMo Mayor ...Read More

jefferson city woman hurt in fiery crash

Investigators think a Jefferson City woman may have had medical issue that caused her to crash into three parked cars yesterday. 65 – year old Roberta Luebbering ran into the vehicles in the 400 – block of  East Capitol during ...Read More

columbia teen badly hurt in balcony fall

Witnesses tell KWOS news that the University of Missouri student who fell off the balcony of an apartment house over the weekend should not have been on that balcony. 19 year old Jack Lipp remains in critical condition at University ...Read More

a christmas tree fire turns deadly

The Morgan County sheriff’s department now says the family Christmas tree started the fire that killed 28 year old Joelle Lawson and her two year old daughter last Friday morning. Investigators say the artificial tree was in the living room ...Read More

will osage county sheriff keep his job?

Will the embattled Osage County Sheriff lose his police officer certification? Sheriff Michael Dixon was before a hearing board yesterday. Dixon pleaded guilty to harassment charges in a plea deal involving an incident involving a female officer in 20-13. Most ...Read More

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KWOS Open Air
How Are Your Telomeres?

What are telomeres, and why should you care about yours?  We found out from Dr. Chris Link of Capital Region Medical Center's Integrative Medicine Clinic.  Here's his latest program on KWOS Open Air:[display_podcast]

The Monastery, Lake Placid, and Runaway Trolleys

We always learn some local history when Gary Kremer stops in for a visit on KWOS Open Air.  Here's our latest show with the head of the State Historical Society Of Missouri:[display_podcast]

You Say Goodbye…And I Say Hello

Cole County Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger (left) is stepping down at the end of the year after 2 terms in office.  Businessman Sam Bushman will be taking over the job after running unopposed in November.  Here's our conversation on KWOS ...Read More

JC NAACP President Rod Chapel On Open Air

Jefferson City residents and businesses have lots of questions as they prepare for the arrival of civil rights demonstrators.  The march from Ferguson to Jefferson City will arrive this week.  We talked about it with Jefferson City NAACP President Rod ...Read More

The Life We Bury

Allen Eskens is a Minnesota attorney who grew up in Jefferson City.  He has just finished his first novel,  The Life We Bury.  He's back in town for a book signing this Saturday at Downtown Book & Toy, and joined ...Read More